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“Q: My Child is Angry and Frustrated Due to Learning Loss.”

Motivating your child to engage in learning will be more important than ever this time.To help your child, first acknowledge his feelings and really understand the source of his anger. He worked hard to learn foundational academic skills and was likely doing well before the pandemic.

Now, he probably feels like he’s losing face — and status. As you acknowledge your son’s anger, remind him that we all have an obligation to step up and try to get back on track.Still, talk to him about appropriate responses and consequences for outbursts.

You can say, “You can feel angry, but it’s not OK to throw a book or yell at me. If you do that, you’ll lose privileges.”Next, you’ll want to work on building up his confidence.

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Motivating your child to engage in learning will be more important than ever this time.To help your child, first acknowledge his feelings and really understand the source of his anger. He worked hard to learn foundational academic skills and was likely doing well before the pandemic.
online learning.My son disliked learning through a screen, and struggled to connect with his classmates and teachers. In person, he had fully participated in classroom discussions.

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